Monday, February 19, 2018

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SMART FABRICS

The Smart Textiles Timeline, 1600- 2016

For some of us the words 'smart fabrics, 'smart textiles' and 'e-textiles' are still shiny and new, although pioneers have been innovating within the...

5 Sustainable Fabric Innovators to Watch Out For

For quite some time the sustainable fashion community has understood the importance of reducing cotton products and recreating fabrics in a new way. For hundreds...

RETAIL TECH

Robots Build London’s First 3D Printed Store Using Up-cycled Plastic

#SustainableLuxury’s voice has just got louder thanks to a collaboration between Ai Build and Bottletop.  Working on a project together, they have brought us the...
Fashion Tech

Smart Money Transforming The New Fashion Tech Investment Landscape

Technological advances in the fashion industry has led to rapid and dramatic transformations that have continued to create new winners and losers. Walmart’s $310...

Tim Cook: “I don’t think there is any sector or industry that will...

In a sit-down interview with Lauren Indvik, Tim Cook talked about a future of convenience, where shopping is shaped by the world of augmented reality...
Wearables

kate spade’s New Touchscreen SmartWatch, Designed For The Fashion Forward

The kate spade brand can easily be described as, versatile, multi-functional and playful. A firm favourite among the fashion tribe, the label has been...

SUSTAINABILITY

Stella McCartney x Bolt Threads: Eco-Innovation’s Mindful Approach To Fashion.

Celebrated British designer, Stella McCartney, has teamed up with biotechnology company Bolt Threads. Founded in 2010 and based in San Francisco, the sustainability startup...
Clean Energy

Breakthrough in Economic Production of Clean Energy

Splitting water into its constituent particles hydrogen and oxygen has been the Holy Grail for producing clean energy. It is possible, but the trick...
NRG Greenest Sneakers

The Greenest Sneakers Made From Recycled Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Since carbon capture technologies became feasible and affordable, scientists and environmentalists have been working to figure out what to do with all that carbon...

WOMEN IN TECH

Jasna Rok

Jasna Rok, Future-Proofing And Challenging The Fashion Tech Industry.

We find ourselves having a fashion tech crush on the brilliant and talented Jasna Rok, who recently exhibited at #FASHIONTECH Berlin. Drawn to her pioneering work,...
Wearables

Saucy Wearable Technology Designed to Arouse And Stimulate

Wearable devices are becoming a bit saucy. They are not just about keeping you healthy, creatives are thinking outside the box when it comes...
Victoria Geany's Landmark exhibition

Geaney’s Photobacterium Kishitanni, An Exploration of Non-Traditional Materials

Recently we were introduced to Victoria Geaney. A creative who classifies herself as a conceptual designer, Victoria explores the intersections of Fashion, Art, Science...

Meet Revols, Quick Custom-Fit Wireless Earphones

If there is one annoyance that we have all experienced it is the shortcomings of today's generic earphones. If it is not the wires...

Technology Meets its Match in the Anti-Surveillance Coat

We recently attended Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven where we came across the Anti-Surveillance coat by Project KOVR. With the ability to block every...

VITALI Smart Bra, Meet Your Intuitive Wellness Coach

With $34,076 of their $50,000 goal already pledged, it seems like everyone is talking about the VITALI Smart Bra. Attracting the right kind of attention, their Kickstarter...
Elvis Goren, Co-founder of Komodo Technologies

Elvis Goren, On Creating The Ultimate Monitoring Wearable

With the wearable space saturated with wrist-based activity trackers that monitor all kinds of data, KOMODO Technologies seems to be one company thinking outside...

Matt Drinkwater, Staying Ahead of the Fashion Tech Curve

Usually found on stage talking about the convergence of fashion and technology, we managed to pencil in a meeting with Matthew Drinkwater at the Department of Coffee and Social...

Let’s Not Waste the Power of Fashion, Let’s Innovate [Road Trip Series]

Marina Toeters is someone who we have had on our radar for a while now. Educated as a graphic and fashion designer, Marina finished...
Hearables

The Next Gen Hearables, The Dash Pro: Reloaded and Re-engineered

The Dash Pro, is the next generation wireless device that features a unique personalized experience. Powered by Bragi OS 3 (BOS 3), Bragi, The...
IBM Watson Hearables

What If IBM’s ‘Watson’ Would End Up In Your Hearables

Remember the movie 'Her' by Spike Jonze? When Joaquin Phoenix fell in love with his Operating System called 'Samantha'? (Voiced by Scarlett Johansson). Well, it might have...
Internet Of Voice

When The Internet Of Things Becomes The Internet Of Voice (Part 1)

Forget the Internet of Things (IoT) - it’s a bubble. The majority of products currently claiming to be IoT devices are just the same, vertical...

Donna Air’s BAFTA Gown Gets A Touch Of Street

Strutting in front of the waiting paparazzi, British celeb Donna Air lit up the red carpet at the BAFTA TV Awards last night. The annual...
Energy Harvesting

Small Metallic Tab Harnesses Body Energy To Produce Power for Wearables

We have written quite a bit about different sources of energy being invented by various scientists. We investigated several energy harvesting applications like fabrics that...
Slave Master

“Slave/ Master”, The Must-See Robotic Technology Installation at the V&A

We want to share with you an exciting free event at the V&A. Taking place during London Design Festival and Digital Design Weekend, the...

R&D NEWS

Open Style Lab, Creating Wearable Solutions For Those With Disabilities

Taking their 'Fashionable Technology' theme to another level, we are currently in awe of Open Style Lab. They are responsible for running a ten-week interdisciplinary...

Deutsche Telekom x Lufthansa: The Future of Smarter Flying Starts Now

The collaboration between Deutsche Telekom and Lufthansa has been centred on their need to make flying smarter by embracing fashion tech and other smart...

Are Digital Tattoos Destined To Replace Bulky Wearables?

Last year we wrote an article about the future role smart temporary tattoos could play in fashion, health and sports. With convenience recognised as one...

FASHNERD CONTRIBUTORS

MFS2018: Connecting Innovators and Industries

While at Munich Fabric Start, I had the opportunity to conversate with various people and I noticed a common theme, the lack of communication...

Why The Fashion Industry Needs To Get More Artificial

The past few years of technological advances have led us on a collision course – a merging of couture and computing. The industry has...
Blockchain

Could Blockchain Be The New Internet?

NEW YORK CITY—On a recent Thursday evening, I ascended a metal staircase at Galvanize, a sleek event space on the western fringes of Manhattan’s...